The damage from these rains will likely be felt for many months to come and we are expected to have even more rain in the coming weeks. So please be careful and pay attention to local weather alerts regarding flooding and landslides. Below are recent news articles highlighting some obvious damage:
More to follow…..
April showers have continued into May with Western North Carolina being 10 inches above normal for the year (9 of which we’ve received in the last 4 weeks). Here are some totals from the past 36 hours: Asheville 4.69, Fairview 6.57, Waynesville 4.48, Canton 7.08, Hendersonville 6.52, Brevard 6.98, Tuckasegee 2.72, Franklin 4.19, Marshall 3.14, Burnsville 5.51, Bakersville 4.28, Linville 8.18, Marion 6.62, Saluda 7.08 and Chimney Rock 6.28 inches.
Several landslides have occurred throughout the region, one of which has resulted in the death of Mr. Joseph Drewnoski. Please keep The Drewnoski Family in your thoughts and prayers. Below are links to to recent news articles:
March 6, 2013 article in Smoky Mountain News by Becky Johnson: Haywood picks up the torch on landslide hazard mapping